Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Best Movies of 2016


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The film critics of The New York Times — Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden — share their picks for the best movies of the year.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Oscar Documentary Shortlist Focuses on Politics and Race


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Films like “O.J.: Made in America” will be considered in this feature category, but some notables missed the cut for the Jan. 24 announcement of nominees.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel Chosen to Host Academy Awards


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Restoring the Oscar telecast to ratings growth has been a priority for ABC and the academy, and Mr. Kimmel faces an arduous task.

Margaret Whitton, ‘Major League’ Actress, Dies at 67


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Ms. Whitton, who shifted to directing late in her career, was best known for her role as the owner of the Cleveland Indians, which played to her love of baseball.

Revisited ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Rape Scene Causes Internet Outcry


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That the actress Maria Schneider was left in the dark about details of the infamous scene in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 film has left many outraged.

For Critics’ Prizes, ‘La La Land’ Leads a Three-Way Race


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“Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight” are making strong showings, too. But the industry awards will be the real indicators.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

‘Moana’ Reigns Again at Box Office


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Disney’s animated musical sold $28 million in tickets, topping a weekend of Thanksgiving leftovers.

The Anime Master of Missed Connections Makes Strong Contact in Japan


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Makoto Shinkai, the director of “Your Name,” the top-grossing movie of the year in Japan, specializes in dissecting the forces that keep people apart.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Alice Drummond, Character Actress, Dies at 88


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Ms. Drummond, a regular in Broadway and off Broadway productions in the 1960s and ’70s, had roles in films like “Ghostbusters,” “Awakenings” and “Doubt.”

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar and His ‘Cinema of Women’


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Penélope Cruz, other actresses and Mr. Almodóvar himself discuss how he creates rich worlds that revel in the mystery of women.

Groundbreaking Horror Movies You Won’t See in a Theater


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Mike Flanagan, the filmmaker behind “Gerald’s Game,” “Oculus” and “Hush,” has found enthusiasm and a lack of red tape in the streaming world.

Katie Holmes Talks About Directing, Motherhood and Mistakes


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Ms. Holmes also stars in “All We Had,” set during the 2008 financial crisis. She says her daughter, Suri, is the inspiration behind everything she does.

Review: Isabelle Huppert Is Great in ‘Things to Come.’ Discuss.


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In this film by Mia Hansen-Love, Ms. Huppert plays a philosophy professor who must reassemble her life after a series of personal catastrophes.

A Documentary Star Is Born: The Girl Who Hunts With Eagles


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Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the teenager from Mongolia who is in the film, is on the Hollywood awards circuit and isn’t homesick, though she misses her eagle.

Review: In ‘Two Trains Runnin’,’ the Convergence of Idealism, Brutality and Artistic Genius


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This captivating movie, like the blues itself, is at once a recognition of somber truths and a gesture of protest against them.

Review: ‘Best and Most Beautiful Things,’ About a Disabled Woman’s Place in the World


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This documentary follows a young woman who is legally blind and has Asperger’s syndrome as she enters adulthood and explores a new identity.

Review: A Woman’s Horrific Unraveling in ‘The Eyes of My Mother’


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A dark maturation unfolds in this story, from a child coolly absorbing an anatomy lesson to a traumatized adult taking on a more participatory role in death.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pablo Larraín Narrates a Scene From ‘Jackie’


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The director discusses a sequence from his film featuring Natalie Portman.

Fates in Filmmaking: Who Were the Wallflowers at the ‘La La Land’ Dance?


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The twists and turns that can affect a movie’s destiny were present in the early genesis of Damien Chazelle’s musical. Just ask Emma Watson and Miles Teller.

The Films of Raúl Ruiz Come to Lincoln Center


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Raúl Ruiz (1941-2011), a Chilean director who lived in France for years, was a playful man who played by his own rules.

Review: ‘One More Time With Feeling’ Listens to Nick Cave’s Darkness


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Andrew Dominik’s 3-D black-and-white documentary focuses on the making of Mr. Cave’s 16th album, “The Skeleton Tree.”

‘Jackie’: Under the Widow’s Weeds, a Myth Marketer


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Natalie Portman is perfect in Pablo Larraín’s multifaceted portrait of the former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy as an embodiment of grief and as an architect of brilliant political theater.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Movie Awards Season Kicks Off in High Gear


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The holidays are in sight, and the Hollywood awards machine is cranking into gear: Will the postelection blues affect it?